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Senior Living: Combating Loneliness

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Senior Living: Combating Loneliness

By Rhonda Kay Leonard Anyone can feel lonely. It’s not surprising, perhaps, that people are at greater risk for loneliness as we age.  Some risk factors include living alone, experiencing strain in family relationships, lack of transportation to places one wants to go, inability to walk without assistance, having difficulty hearing and participating in conversations, […]

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Beaverton Bird Watch: So, you’ve found a baby bird…

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: So, you’ve found a baby bird…

By Donna Wiench, Portland Audubon It seems that nature has conspired to make babies of all kinds uniquely precious and appealing to us human types.  Seeing a vulnerable baby we oooh, aaah and if there’s a need, eagerly lend a hand.  But when seeing a baby bird, our instincts to “help” are typically not so […]

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Beaverton Real Estate: Multiple Offers, 5-Key Tips for Buyers

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Real Estate: Multiple Offers, 5-Key Tips for Buyers

By Kimberly Shute It used to be rare for sellers to get multiple offers on their home. Thanks to historically low rates, increased affordability and low inventory; multiple offers are becoming the norm. For buyers, your first offer is extremely important, as you won’t always get a second chance. Find out what is most important […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature, Sign up for summer fun starting April 21; plant sale is set for April 28

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature, Sign up for summer fun starting April 21; plant sale is set for April 28

by Bob Wayt Online and phone registration for THPRD’s summer classes, camps and activities will be open to in-district residents starting April 21 from 8 am to 6 pm. Patrons registering by computer for the first time must establish an online account in advance at www.thprd.org/activities. Those registering by phone should call 503-439-9400 April 21-24 […]

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Zoo News is Good News: Zoo to study pika populations after Eagle Creek Fire

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Zoo to study pika populations after Eagle Creek Fire

By Oregon Zoo Staff Every summer, Cascades Pika Watch — a collaboration of organizations and individual pika researchers convened by the Oregon Zoo — hits the trails to monitor pikas in the Cascade mountain range. This year, thanks to a Citizen Science grant from the U.S. Forest Service, the group has a special mission: to […]

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Flower Power: It is Tulip Season again in Oregon!

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Flower Power: It is Tulip Season again in Oregon!

By Keith Hill The Tulip has come a long way from its natural beginnings in Persia in the 10th century. Tulips were first cultivated for their size and color to beautify the grounds of the Sultans. Even the name, Tulip, is thought to come from the Persian word for Turban which they resembled.  The large […]

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Beaverton Education Foundation: Beaverton students seek community support

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Education Foundation: Beaverton students seek community support

By BEF Staff Beaverton Education Foundation, which directly connects our community and classrooms to provide all Beaverton students’ access to the people, tools, and experiences that expand the depth, breadth and relevance of their academic journey, invites your support in Beaverton’s Choice, a hub designed to bring our community and classrooms together. The site enables […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Spring is finally here!

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: Spring is finally here!

By Lani Garcia (11th Grader) The wait is officially over. Spring is here! My favorite part about spring is that it showcases one of my favorite trees… cherry blossoms. I love driving around Beaverton and seeing the bright pink flowers lining the streets; they really add a pop of color to a rainy day. They’ve […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Common Camas/Small Camas

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Common Camas/Small Camas

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Camassia quamash Soil Type: Well-Drained, Rich in Humus Sunlight: Light Shade to Full Sun Form/Growth: Small, Flowering Plant, Often Grown in Groups Plant Type: Ornamental Bulb Foliage: Perennial Herb Flowering: Yes This small but quite beautiful bulb plant pops up in large clusters starting in early spring. The light […]

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Community Message: Helping good things grow

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: Helping good things grow

By Pastor BJ Quimba There’s the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” It seems that around here, “April showers bring May Showers bring June Showers.” Okay, we may have a bit more rain than sun. But inevitably, the roses outside my window will bloom and my backyard will feel alive again. I remember the day […]

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